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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Map notes

  • The day and night parts of the Earth shown are as of Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 06:40:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.
  • Different shades of darkness are used to indicate night; these shades are in order from lightest to darkest:
    • Civil Twilight (lightest shade)
    • Nautical Twilight
    • Astronomical Twilight
    • Night, no twilight (darkest)
  • Latitude circles
    • NPC – Northern Polar Circle, or Arctic Circle, is at latitude 66°34' N. At locations north of the Arctic Circle, the Sun is visible all day and night during a period before and after the June solstice.
    • NT – Northern Tropic, or Tropic of Cancer, is at latitude 23°26' N and is the northernmost latitude at which the Sun can be directly overhead (this occurs during June solstice, around June 21).
    • ST – Southern Tropic, or Tropic of Capricorn, is at latitude 23°26' S and is the southernmost latitude at which the Sun can be directly overhead (this occurs during December solstice, around December 21).
    • SPC – Southern Polar Circle, or Antarctic Circle, is at latitude 66°34' S. South of this latitude, the Sun is visible all day and night during summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Map is generated based on images from NASA

Position of the Sun

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 06:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 49' South, Longitude: 75° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.51 meters/second, 1614.6 km/hour, 1003.3 miles/hour or 871.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.72 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.72 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.4"1003.11 miwest0° 00' 47.2"0.90 misouth1003.08 mi
24 hours0° 00' 03.3"0.06 miwest0° 18' 48.6"21.55 misouth21.55 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 06:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 24' South, Longitude: 59° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.49 meters/second, 1585.7 km/hour, 985.3 miles/hour or 856.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"16.42 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 misouth16.42 mi
1 hour14° 28' 46.3"985.15 miwest0° 09' 50.8"11.28 misouth984.95 mi
24 hours12° 49' 49.6"872.96 mieast3° 40' 12.8"252.29 misouth903.19 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSat 12:40 PM911 km566 miles492 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port LouisSat 10:40 AM2041 km1268 miles1102 nmWest-southwest WSW
MaleSat 11:40 AM2117 km1315 miles1143 nmNorth N
Saint-DenisSat 10:40 AM2267 km1408 miles1224 nmWest-southwest WSW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 12:10 PM2441 km1517 miles1318 nmNorth N
ColomboSat 12:10 PM2443 km1518 miles1319 nmNorth N
VictoriaSat 10:40 AM2508 km1558 miles1354 nmWest-northwest WNW
Amsterdam IslandSat 11:40 AM2552 km1586 miles1378 nmSouth S
ThiruvananthapuramSat 12:10 PM2581 km1604 miles1394 nmNorth N
AntananarivoSat 9:40 AM3055 km1898 miles1649 nmWest-southwest WSW
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